Angel Food Christmas Candy Recipe
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Angel Food Christmas Candy Recipe

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It was my dad who inspired me to first try making this candy. He remembered it from when he was a boy. The ultimate compliment was when he told me my version tasted even better! My husband's a driver with a parcel service. As you can probably guess, he works long hours around the holidays—that gives me time for making treats! We have a 2-year-old (he likes to jump up on a chair and help in the kitchen) and a second child due in March.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 pound milk chocolate candy coating, melted

Nutritional Facts

2 piece: 337 calories, 11g fat (10g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (50g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein .


  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup and vinegar. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Cook without stirring until the temperature reaches 300° (hard-crack stage) on a candy thermometer. Do not overcook.
  2. Remove from the heat and quickly stir in baking soda. Pour into a buttered 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Do not spread candy; mixture will not fill pan.
  3. When cool, break into bite-size pieces. Dip into melted chocolate; place on waxed paper until the chocolate is firm. Store candy tightly covered. Yield: 1-1/2 pounds.
Originally published as Angel Food Candy in Country Woman November/December 1993, p29

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sugarcrystal 244855
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"Awesome recipe, plus its cheap to make & I always have the ingredients on hand!"

sueqb 29761
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"About how long did you have to cook this?"

nilouve 4477
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"So many people on my xmas list love these than I could not dream of not making them every year. Lucky for me they are very easy to make. I have found it helpful to sift my baking soda thru a small sieve before adding so that it mixes in smoothly."

5xamom 11366
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2009

"This is my absolutely favorite Christmas time candy!! I have to buy it because I didn't have a recipe! I am so excited to make it! Thanks for sharing!!"

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